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Friday, July 6, 2012

Император Перу / The Emperor of Peru.

Император Перу / The Emperor of Peru.
Интересный и душевный фильм от классика французского кино Фернандо Аррабаля о мечте, фантазиях и вечном конфликте с реальностью, краткое содержание фильма из сети:
"Брат и сестра - практичная Лиз и фантазер Тоби, живут со своими дядей и тетей. Но мир меняется, когда у них временно поселяется камбоджийский мальчик Хоанг, ждущий усыновления. Дети быстро становятся друзьями, и ежедневно гуляют в лесу, неподалеку от дома. Однажды они встречают калеку, чокнутого машиниста-пенсионера Тюбаля и просят научить их управлять локомотивом, который они нашли в лесу. Старик-ребенок Тюбаль, Император Перу - такой же фантазер, как и Тоби и над которым нависла трагедия - его хотят насильно увезти из привычного леса и отправить в дом престарелых. Лиз - самая старшая. Она страстно желает помочь Хоангу. Лиз балансирует на границе двух миров - детского и взрослого. События жизни, переплетаются с феерическими фантазиями Тоби и печальными воспоминаниями Хоанга, уравнивая их в иллюзорности и создают на полотне реальности фантастический узор детства."
"Emperor of Peru" is a children's film, which might put off a lot of people (especially adults who don't have children). But never fear, it's a Canadian children's film, which makes all the difference in the world. Apparently, Disney hasn't been as influential in Canada as it has been in the good, old US of A. American family films tend towards blandness, but in Canada a healthy European influence is still felt, and makers of children's' pictures are willing to take chances. Another person who reviewed "Emperor" on this site called it "surrealistic." It might be better described as "imagistic" or "fantastic." (It certainly is "fantasy;" it isn't "realistic" in the conventional sense at all.) Two children deal with the arrival of a foster brother, a Cambodian refugee. All three of them discover a hermetic retired railway engineer (Mickey Rooney) living in the woods. Then the children find an abandoned locomotive and, with the help of the engineer, bring it back to working order. (Or do they? The locomotive in actual operation, represented by stock footage, may be merely a fantasy on the part of the children.) The ambiguity about the last point is the key to the film's style. "Emperor" exists in its own kind of toyshop alternative reality. Fernando Arrabal only had a small budget with which to work, but he turns this to his advantage by choosing to REPRESENT the film's "reality" instead of portraying it realistically. At times toys and cheap paper mache props are made to stand in for real objects. At other times, shots of real objects are made to represent toys. (In the opening sequence, for example, we are shown stock footage of what appear to be actual railway trains. Later on we learn that what we are seeing is supposed to be only a TOY train set.) I can't really use words to describe just how whimsical and delightful all of this is. (Think of a live action "Gumby" episode.) So i guess you'll just have to see "Emperor of Peru" for yourself. Images sometimes speak louder than words...
Режиссер: Фернандо Аррабаль / Fernando Arrabal.
В ролях: Микки Руни (The Railway Engineer), Anick (Liz), Джонатан Старр (Toby), Ky Huot Uk (Hoang), Моник Меркюр (Aunt Elsa), Жан-Луи Ру (Uncle Alex), Гай Хоффман (Mayor), Вэлда Далтон (Flora), Жан-Пьерр Солнье (Fireman), Мари-Жозе Морин (Immigration Officer), Морис Подбри (Policeman), Власта Врана (Policeman).
Канада, Франция, 1982.
Перевод: Одноголосый закадровый.

Император Перу / The Emperor of Peru.
Император Перу / The Emperor of Peru.

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